SD School of Mines and Technology
Military training dug its roots on the campus of SD Tech in 1918 when the War Department issued contracts to the university for training of detachments. The initial agreement stipulated the training of 120 men that later expanded to 200. Shortly thereafter the Students' Army Training Corps (SATC) was authorized and was in operation by October 1918. The SATC provided for military training of college students and later amended to include those enrolled in vocational training as well. Unbeknownst at the time, the SATC fostered an appreciation for the military on campus that did not diminish. Today the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) prepares students for a career as an Army Officer, or for service in the Army reserves or Army National Guard. The program is designed to develop leadership, managerial potential, and a basic understanding of associated professional knowledge, as well as an appreciation of the requirements for national security.

Military training dug its roots on the campus of SD Tech in 1918 when the War Department issued contracts to the university for training of detachments. The initial agreement stipulated the training of 120 men that later expanded to 200. Shortly thereafter the Students' Army Training Corps (SATC) was authorized and was in operation by October 1918. The SATC provided for military training of college students and later amended to include those enrolled in vocational training as well. Unbeknownst at the time, the SATC fostered an appreciation for the military on campus that did not diminish. Today the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) prepares students for a career as an Army Officer, or for service in the Army reserves or Army National Guard. The program is designed to develop leadership, managerial potential, and a basic understanding of associated professional knowledge, as well as an appreciation of the requirements for national security.